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Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, FCPATH

I am a Malawian pathologist who leads the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Pathology Laboratory, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The laboratory is the sole provider of diagnostic pathology services to the northern and central regions of Malawi and serves approximately half of the 18 million population of Malawi. In addition to clinical service, the laboratory also supports various cancer and non-cancer research projects.  I have experience in tissue diagnosis from various body sites including infectious disease and placental pathology. I am jointly appointed as adjunct faculty at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) and the University of North Carolina. I am a certified pathologist for the UNC Project Malawi and support studies  on  cervical  cancer,  Kaposi  sarcoma, breast cancer  and  lymphoma  in  Malawi  and  Sub  Saharan  Africa.  I am also the principal  laboratory  collaborator  in Malawi  for  immunophenotyping  and  molecular  profiling studies  of  HIV   and HIV-  lymphoproliferative disease in Malawi,  including  RNA  and  whole exome sequencing,  supported  by  the United States  National  Cancer  Institute  through  the Malawi  Cancer  Consortium. I am the principal investigator for a prospective observational breast cancer clinical cohort study in Lilongwe initiated in December 2016 with support from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and have interests focused on the molecular characterization of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tamiwe Tomoka, FCPath